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Giving refugees a choice
by Alex Teytelboym
About this EXP
Alex Teytelboym, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, examines the economic reality experienced by refugees.
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Key point 1
The Syrian refugee crisis made it clear that European institutions are ill-equipped to deal with a sudden influx of refugees.
Key point 2
Current asylum rules limit a refugee’s ability to select their residence, thereby undermining their agency to choose a situation that best reflects their needs.
Key point 3
Despite common misconceptions, refugees live rich economic lives. Individuals in refugee camps, for example, often engage in entrepreneurial and business activities.
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